Evolito Partners With Cranfield Aerospace For Ground-breaking Project

Evolito have joined forces with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) to supply axial flux electric motors & inverters for its hydrogen-powered aircraft demonstrator – Project Fresson.

Evolito join Reaction Engines and Ricardo as technology collaborators on the project which showcases UK innovation that is redefining the aviation industry.

For Project Fresson, Motor and Controller unit mass (or weight) is an important element in the overall mass of the hydrogen electric propulsion system, which must be minimised in order to maximise the payload and range that the zero-emissions aircraft can achieve. Evolito will supply the D1500 motors, which provide industry leading torque & efficiency.

Evolito Partners With Cranfield Aerospace For Ground-breaking Project

Director of Engineering at CAeS, Rob Marsh, says:

“Evolito’s revolutionary motor isn’t just lighter and more efficient, it’s also an extremely compact solution that has allowed CAeS to integrate and package the technology efficiently, as part of the 240kW Fresson fuel-cell propulsion system that has been packaged within the Islander engine nacelle.”


Mukesh Patel, Chief Engineer at Evolito says:

“It’s great to see our D1500 motors, powering Cranfield’s hydrogen electric aircraft. The Fresson project is the 1st application showcasing our high redundancy 2×3 phase direct drive electric motor, providing industry leading torque & efficiency to the aircraft.

We’re delighted to be involved with cutting edge initiatives, and this project is testament to technology innovation and its role in reshaping the aviation industry.”


Find out more about CAeS’ Hydrogen Solution here.